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New COVID-19 SMS malware targets users in India, here’s how to stay safe

Dais Newsfeed | 05/05/2021 05:05 PM | Click to read full article

Security researchers have reported that a new SMS malware is targeting Android users in India, who are looking for COVID-19 vaccine registration. The new malware impersonates the free vaccine registration app and tricks users into downloading a link that is reportedly fake. 
The SMS worm spreads via text messages and can gain unauthorized access to private accounts, expose personal data and delete data without the user’s permission.